Yesterday, Alexis was ordained, through prayer and the laying on of hands, we witnessed him receive the Holy Spirit. Ordination is the act of setting a person apart for the office of ministry, as seen in the Bible.

Paul and Barnabas are set apart as elders of the churches in…

With the reopening of cinemas this week, I was delighted to visit Chapter for the first time in over a year. The Oscar-winning film Nomadland proved an ideal choice for the big screen with its sweeping panoramas of the American landscape.

Nomadland tells the story of Fern, a woman in…

Cefn Onn Park is beautiful all year round, but it truly blossoms in spring, as the camellia and rhododendron bushes burst into colour, whilst the ground is a carpet of bluebells, yellow celandines and delicate wood anemones. Originating from Caerphilly Mountain, a network of bubbling streams and tiny waterfalls criss-cross…

Our “butterfly kit” began when tiny caterpillars arrived by post. After eating and growing, they turned into chrysalides. A fortnight later, five gorgeous Painted Lady butterflies emerged into their pop-up mesh habitat, where we loved watching them and feeding them nectar and fruit.

The time came to give them their…

Guardian journalist, Sarah Hughes, died last week aged 48. Her writing described living with cancer during the pandemic, and she gave one piece of advice, “even in these depressing times try to find some part of the day that is worth relishing”. …

A year ago, the headteacher of my son’s high school wrote parents a letter: “…these terrible circumstances will require this generation of learners to demonstrate maturity, initiative and self-discipline beyond that required of previous — and, maybe, future — generations. I am confident that they will rise to the challenge.”

Eleanor Hewett

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